Originating in early 1900 the Pine Burr block is easier to make today using paper piecing to make the burrs. We’ll use a freezer paper method leaving no paper to tear away. There is a gentle curve to add the feathered burrs to the center and a set in diamond shape to finish the block. Get a start on a beautiful quilt or give it a try making three blocks for a table runner. Intermediate
Strip piecing techniques make this Diamonds and Arrowheads quilt trouble free. Don’t be afraid of that 60 degree line on your ruler. Learn how to easily cut and piece diamonds and triangles. This is a great old fashioned pattern made new with rulers and techniques. Confident Beginner
The Crossed Canoes pattern was first published in the late 1800’s. You’ll learn to make this quilt using freezer paper and a paper-piecing technique that creates a reusable freezer paper pattern and no sewn in paper to remove from your block. The class also includes an optional pieced border. Confident Beginner
The Pickle Dish quilt is a variation of the Double Wedding Ring. It is also referred to as Indian Wedding Ring. There are a variety of techniques in making this pattern. The pointed arcs will be paper pieced using freezer paper. This method leaves no paper to tear from the seams. You’ll also learn curved piecing. It’s an interesting quilt made traditional or with batiks. Intermediate
Try your hand at color and design with this dynamic Montana Cartwheel quilt. It is a great scrap quilt using many values of the same color or using the color wheel pick a grouping of colors. Learn to paper piece the arcs and see how easy curved piecing really is. Required for the class are the Montana Cartwheel pattern. Optional template set is avaiabe. Intermediate
A variation of the Glorified Nine Patch, the Stony Creek Stars quilt has a gentle curve making it easy to piece. Using a template, cut a pre-pieced nine patch block, then add a gentle curved piece. The block is alternated with a simple star block which offers numerous options. Uses optional Glorified Nine Patch Template set.
The Rocky Road to Kansas pattern dates back to the late 1800’s. It was most likely named for the arduous journey the settlers made during their trip west. Make your quilt in fabrics representative of the time or celebrate the present with something new. The new quilting methods of freezer paper, paper piecing make this quilt an easy project. Intermediate
Learn Hand Quilting using a technique that is easier on your hands. You'll learn about quilting hoops and frames, thimbles, needles, thread and tranferring your design to the quilt top. Watch the size of your stitches improve after a few hours of practice. Bring your nimble fingers and get ready to hand quilt. All levels.